Chris Thompson, Principal


Welcome to  Clyde A. Erwin Middle School.  I am very proud to be the Principal of such a diverse place for students and staff to come and learn!  I began my teaching career at CAEMS in 2003 as a special education teacher.  I also worked as a special education teacher at ACR Middle School for three years.  I spent two years at Erwin High School as an Assistant Principal before returning to EMS as Principal in June of 2015.  I was born in Northern Ohio and came to Buncombe County after working at the Eckerd Wilderness Educational Program for almost 10 years.  I received my BA in Political Science from Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio), my teaching licensure degree from Mars Hill University, and my MA in Executive Leadership from Gardner Webb University.  Diversity, opportunity, love, care and support describes our Erwin family and our community.  Come and join us at EMS!